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Minecraft success a 'fluke' says creator

By Steve Watts, Jul 31, 2012 12:00pm PDT

Minecraft's success was a 'one in a million fluke' according to creator Marcus "Notch" Persson.


Notch: Minecraft XBLA sales hit 3 million

By John Keefer, Jul 20, 2012 10:30am PDT

We knew Minecraft was popular when it came out for Xbox Live Arcade in May, but the popularity apparently is still growing as Marcus "Notch" Persson has tweeted sales have hit 3 million units.


Minecraft hack resulted in no stolen passwords

By Steve Watts, Jul 16, 2012 3:30pm PDT

Minecraft was pulled offline this weekend due to a server exploit, but Mojang claims that no passwords or personal information were compromised.


Free Summer of Arcade content coming to Minecraft and Trials Evolution

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 12, 2012 2:00pm PDT

Xbox Live's Summer of Arcade will have treats for Minecraft and Trials players--even if they don't purchase a single game during Microsoft's promo.


Minecraft 1.3 update coming August 1

By Steve Watts, Jul 05, 2012 10:00am PDT

Minecraft version 1.3 is due August 1, adding a host of new features and a fundamental change to the single-player structure.


Minecraft XBLA adding DLC costumes

By Steve Watts, Jul 03, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Minecraft on the Xbox 360 is getting its first DLC content pack, full of costumes like the Covenant Grunt, Trials biker, Splosion Man, and a Minecraft Creeper.


Minecraft for Xbox 360 dev working on 'Adventure' update

By Steve Watts, May 25, 2012 2:15pm PDT

Minecraft XBLA is getting a small update (1.7.3) for pistons, and then developer 4J is moving into the ambitious Adventure update. It calls this "the most difficult update due to the sheer amount of changes."


Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition sells a million copies

By Andrew Yoon, May 14, 2012 1:15pm PDT

It appears that Minecraft's popularity extends beyond the PC. The Xbox 360 Edition of Mojang Specification's iconic crafting game has sold a million copies in less than one week on the market.


Minecraft 360 split-screen requires HDTV

By Alice O'Connor, May 10, 2012 12:00pm PDT

Split-screen co-op is one of the big features Minecraft XBLA boasts over the PC original, but some disappointed players are finding it unexpectedly unavailable to them. It turns out, and is not explained before you buy it, that split-screen is only for HD displays.


Minecraft for Xbox 360 'profitable within an hour'

By John Keefer, May 10, 2012 8:00am PDT

We've known that Minecraft has been extremely popular and a cash cow for developer Mojang, so it isn't too much of a surprise to learn that the Xbox 360 version has done extremely well.


"I just don't get minecraft, tried it twice now in space of months. Going about building crap ..."

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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition review

By Steve Watts, May 08, 2012 9:00am PDT

A look at the simplified but still fun Xbox 360 Edition of Minecraft.


Minecraft 'experimental' update to ease multiplayer

By Steve Watts, May 04, 2012 10:30am PDT

An upcoming Minecraft update will make multiplayer easier by imitating the style of the Pocket Edition, according to a new snapshot from Mojang.


Minecraft 1.2.5 patch pre-release available

By Steve Watts, Mar 30, 2012 12:00pm PDT

Mojang has issued a pre-release of its next Minecraft patch, giving modders and bukkit a chance to update before the update releases "for real."


Young adult novel inspires Minecraft map

By Steve Watts, Mar 28, 2012 12:30pm PDT

Young adult novelist Andrea Buchanan has sanctioned a Minecraft map, available now, to recreate locales and make a meta-game that ties into her book, "Gift."


Minecraft studio made $80M since launch

By Steve Watts, Mar 26, 2012 11:30am PDT

Minecraft studio Mojang Specifications has made $80 million in revenue since Minecraft launched in October 2010.